The phone of the future could use microphones, cameras and heart monitors to measure a user's moods and offer advice, Rattner said at a conference in San Francisco, Reuters reported. "How can we change the relationship so we think of these devices not as devices but as assistants or even companions?" Rattner asked.
The smartphone industry will likely sell 270 million phones this year and grow even further in 2011. Intel is working to join Apple (AAPL) and Research In Motion (RIMM) in this lucrative market.